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Continental Youth Championships

July 25 – July 28

Line Rd, Malvern, PA



A Chairde,

The Philadelphia CYC Host Committee and GAA communities as a whole are pleased and excited to be hosting the 2019 O’Neills Continental Youth Championship. With over 270 teams we are primed for the largest CYC to date.

Program Book

A program book will be available at the main entrances of the complex. Please make sure you take one. It includes maps of all fields and some discounts from local vendors.

Registration -

CYC Registration will take place this evening from 6-8pm at the following hotels:

Rockland, NY Celtics & Barnabas Teams:

Clarion Hotel, 815 Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA 19341


Flying In clubs(Chicago, SF, Termon, Canada):

HomeSuites by Hilton,  12 East Swedesford Rd, Malvern, PA 19355


All Other Clubs Traveling to PA: 

Sheraton Great Valley Hotel,  707 Lancaster Ave, Frazer, PA 19355


Coaches will register on Thursday morning at the fields.


All Remaining Clubs Save yourself some time Thursday morning and pre-register before Wednesday evening. If you are not able to attend this registration event, you must register at the Main Registration Tent on Thursday morning prior to the start of competition. Teams should arrive at the Line Road one hour prior to the start of their first game.


There will be an admission fee on both Friday and Saturday of $10 per adult, children under the age of 18 will not be charged. This fee will help offset some of the overhead charges we have incurred in producing this event. Wrist bands for Friday and Saturday will be sold on Thursday and Friday. We thank you for your cooperation and helping us fund this great event.


Parking is FREE!!!!

Everyone will be parking at East High School, There will be a bus running every 30 mins bringing everyone to the fields. There is no parking allowed at Greater Chester Valley Sports Complex. All cars parked illegally or in areas not deemed parking are subject to towing.


Games will be played at;         Greater Chester Valley Sports Complex

137 Line Rd Malvern, PA, 19355


Parking lot;                                 450 Ellis Ln, West Chester, PA 19380


General Information

1 - Absolutely no alcoholic beverages will permitted on the grounds

2 - Absolutely no pets are allowed with the exception of dogs accompanying the visually impaired or service dogs

3- Coolers will be permitted into the facility and are subject to inspection.

4- You will be allowed to bring in tents to the Greater Chester Valley Sports Complex. We will have designated areas on-site where you will be allowed to pitch your tents. No tents will be allowed to be put up near the actual playing fields. You should check with a member of the host organizing committee if you are unsure of the designated areas. Thank you for your cooperation.

5- Please bring your club banners so they can be displayed along the lane that runs along our walk-way. Make sure you bring ties to hang them up.

We appreciate everyone's cooperation with the above requirements, as we are required to escort anyone found to be in possession of the above from the premises, which means exclusion from the grounds for the entire weekend. We do not want this to happen.


Bus Transportation

The Host Committee will be providing bus transportation to and from hotels for fly in cities to the fields beginning about 6:30 am until 8:00 pm. Buses will be on a schedule throughout the day with an emphasis on the morning and evening rush hours. Buses will be labeled with hotel names and route numbers. The pickup and drop off area is located near the main entrance. There will be large boards advertising bus times in the main area and at the entrance.



Water Stands have been rented for our water source this year. They will be placed along the main lane walk way of the Complex to refill water bottles that will be provided to each player. Coaches will be handing the bottles out to each player on the first tournament day. Please remember to stay hydrated throughout the day.


Presentation of awards medals and cups will take place after each championship game on the Presentation Stage located near the Main Tent. Finalists are asked to go directly to the Presentation Stage immediately after the conclusion of the game. A member of the CYC Steering Committee or Croke Park will present medals and cups to both competing teams.

Field Layout

Games will be played on 14 fields in the one location. A layout of the fields for the 2019 O’Neills CYC tournament will be located at admissions, at the registration tent, and in the event book provided by the Host Committee


Food Menu

There are a variety of food options available at this year's CYC;

-Hot food containing chicken, burgers, fries, etc available at the main food tent

-Snack Shop (contains Irish items, fruit, etc)


Menus that are more detailed can be found in the event book provided by the Host Committee and CYC website. We will be using tokens over the 4 days that can be purchased in the same area as the food tent.

Once you have got your food from one of the options, we will have a large air-conditioned tent available with tables and chairs for everyone’s use. Feel free to use but please clear your table when finished using the trash cans available.


There will be two ATM's on-site available for use.

Under 6 Competition

The U6 Competition will take place for 1hr on both Friday and Saturday. Check the master schedule for times and fields. U6 boys and girls will be divided up into teams. Each player will be given a colored t-shirt for the competition. Medals will be awarded to players on Saturday.


There will be mass at 8am in the main food tent on Sunday morning. Buses will be running to the field as normal on Sunday. Everyone is welcome.


Lost & Found/Missing Children

A Lost & Found table will be set up in the Main Registration Tent. If you need an announcement for a missing child, please come to the Main Tent and we will make an announcement over our PA system. If you happen to find a child, please bring them to the tent and we will try and locate a member of their team to find their parent.

EMT/Medical Tent

There will be a medical tent set up every day in the center of the complex next to the O’Neills stall with trained medical assistances available to help where needed. We will also have an air-conditioned cool-down area available also for everyone's use.


2019 O' Neill's Continental Youth Competition Schedule

The Schedule can be found at cycgaa.org "CYC Schedule" Tab at the top. Please remember the schedule is subject to change and teams should check daily.

Social Media CYC Website: cycgaa.org

CYC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CYCGAA/


We are very excited for you to see what our city has to offer and look forward to hosting another CYC!

The Philadelphia 2019 O’Neills Continental Youth Championship Host Committee